There are 5 ways to get from Ballarat to Canberra by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 41 min

  1. MEL - CBR

$86 - $293

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Albury  •  11 h 36 min

$52 - $75

3 alternative options

Train, bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Melbourne - Ballarat Via Melton / ...

$63 - $111

Train XPT, bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. 622 / ...
  2. 782

$59 - $170

Drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. 470.1 miles

$65 - $100

What companies run services between Ballarat, VIC, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia and Qantas fly from Ballarat to Canberra hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Ballarat to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Yass Junction
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $60
First
$65 - $85
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Yass Junction, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ballarat and Canberra is 536 km. The road distance is 752 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ballarat to Canberra is to train and bus which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Canberra is to fly which takes 4 h 41 min and costs $110 - $390.

It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Ballarat to Canberra, including transfers.